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Key Info

Grafton Street

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily; shops and restaurants operate individual hours

Details

Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.5scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Food Scene
  • 3.0Atmosphere

When you need a break from all the museums and historical sites, head to Grafton Street. This pedestrian street – which runs from Trinity College to St. Stephen's Green – is Dublin's premier shopping district. Here, you'll find everything from familiar brands to more unique items like quirky shoes and used books. There are also two shopping centers in the area, the Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and the upscale Powerscourt Centre. So, if you're looking for a place to exercise your credit card, this would be it.

Along with the interesting shops, recent visitors praised the people-watching along Grafton Street, as well as the performers. Many called it a great "Dublin landmark" worth a stroll for the atmosphere alone.

If the idea of shopping bores you to tears, Grafton Street is also known for its rambunctious atmosphere. As you walk along, you're bound to find yourself mesmerized by the dozen or so street performers and musicians hoping to entertain you in exchange for a euro or two. There are also several restaurants and pubs scattered throughout the area; hours and prices vary by vendor.

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